Mechatronics is a multi-disciplinary field that has evolved considerably in the past few years, especially with recent advances in nanotechnology and microelectromechanical systems (MEMS). To make the Mechatronics Handbook reflect this fact, almost 90 people from industry and academia contributed to its creation. Published in 2002, the book "provides a unique, detailed overview of this vibrant, dynamic field and sets forth its state of the art." It describes the design process and components of many different mechatronic systems, while at the same time introducing principles from computer science, electrical engineering, and mechanical engineering. This handbook is possibly the best, most comprehensive online resource dealing with mechatronics.